California Common / Steam Beer

The California Common, or Steam Beer, is a unique 100% American style lager. It's usually brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800's in California when refrigeration was a great luxury. The brewers back then had to improvise to cool the beer down, so shallow fermenters were used. So in a way the lager yeast was trained to ferment quicker at warmer temperatures. Today's examples are light amber to tawny in color, medium bodied with a malty character. Mildly fruity with an assertive hop bitterness.

Anchor Brewing Co. trademarked the term "Steam Beer" and as such all other beers must be legally referred to as "California Common."

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-6.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 493) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV > Avg Ratings Bros
N.E.Dark Side SteamRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.0041-
Mosquito BeachLake Louie Brewery Company6.003.7640-
Mariestads Amerikansk DampfbierSpendrups Bryggeri AB6.00-0-
CalabriforniaBirra Bellazzi6.00-0-
Old California LagerCraftsman Brewing Co.6.003.943-
St. Florian's California CommonSt. Florian's Brewery6.003.6627-
VaporFaction Brewing6.003.948-
The CitizenCismontane Brewing Company6.003.7273-
Gold Rush LagerEl Dorado Brewing Company6.00-0-
SteamTurtle Mountain Brewing Company6.003.882-
Otter Creek Steampipe Cali-Style CommonOtter Creek Brewing6.003.84164-
Loudoun CommonDog Money Restaurant & Brewery6.003.581-
Steamboat AltMishap Brewing Company6.003.391-
Dampf BierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.903.8228-
Very Nice Großen Bart California Common LagerGroßen Bart Brewery5.903.741-
Steam TrainBarley John's Brew Pub5.903.132-
Steaming Cascade California CommonThe New Old Lompoc5.903.61-
NW Super CriticalDeschutes Brewery5.903.851-
Cali CommonHops and Grain Brewery5.803.721-
Jewel City CommonBrewyard Beer Company5.803.931-
Szot Rubia Al VaporSzot Microcervecería5.803.11-
Dampf PunkSwitchback Brewing Company5.803.924-
Topeka Beermuda TriangleNorsemen Brewing Company5.80-0-
Carolina CommonBhramari Brewhouse5.803.5212-
Cali CommonPipe Dream Brewing5.802.981-
Surreal ChemistryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.803.617-
Infused Carolina Common: Citra HopsBhramari Brewhouse5.803.752-
Lemont Vs Everybody 2016Pollyanna Brewing Company5.80-0-
Veldensteiner California CommonKaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG5.803.692-
SteamheadAviator Brewing Company5.803.5830-
Bear AwayEast Side Brewery5.802.521-
California CommonOl' Republic Brewery5.803.413-
Steam BeerHigh Desert Brewing Company5.803.442-
Soul CalBrewyard Beer Company5.803.491-
Hulls & OatsLittle Fish Brewing Company5.703.651-
Common Take InBlackwater Draw Brewing Co.5.704.251-
Jamesport Amber SteamJamesport Brewing Company Inc.5.703.531-
Chinook CommonWet Coast Brewing Company5.703.732-
Commonwealth CommonTin Cannon Brewing Company5.7041-
Are You Kidding Me?Werk Force Brewing Co5.704.191-
Steam Punk! Cali LagerBube's Brewery5.7041-
Forge Batch NITZL.1/California CommonCzig Meister Brewing Company5.703.751-
Hop CommonPeekskill Brewery5.703.91107-
Catahoula CommonGnarly Barley Brewing Company5.703.755-
Beer EsteamRussian River Brewing Company5.653.6819-
Texas Uncommon AleSoutherleigh Fine Food & Brewery5.643.726-
Old FaithfulCroocked Moon Brewing5.60-0-
SteemboatSunken City Brewing Company5.603.728-
Last Chance LagerSweetwater Tavern & Brewery5.603.672-
California CommonGrasslands Brewing Company5.60-0-
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